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Paradigm Premier 800F Tower and 500C Center Speakers Review

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Paradigm Premier Series Introduction

We quite enjoyed o800f 600c set5.jpgur time with the Paradigm Persona 5F in our review last year, although its high cost rendered it merely a ‘dream speaker’ for most people. However, there was good news for us financial mortals this year when Paradigm announced its Premier line, a far more affordable speaker series which uses a lot of trickle-down technology from the revered Persona series. The Premier series essentially takes over the long-running Monitor S7 line’s price/build class in Paradigm’s hierarchy, starting with $800/pr medium-sized bookshelf speakers and topping out with a $2k/pair tower speaker system.… Read the full article

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Red Dead Redemption 2: Outlaw Cowboys in the Age of Toxic Masculinity

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

What can wild west outlaw Arthur Morgan teach America’s legions of gaming young males about masculinity in our modern day? During times of existential crisis, America consistently turns to the old west in popular culture. And Red Dead Redemption 2 has arrived at a time when young men may have never been so unsure of their place in the world.

On October 26, Rockstar Games finally released its long awaited open-world, wild west themed game Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.Read the full article

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GoldenEar Triton One.R Tower Speaker Preview

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Last year at CES in Las Vegas GoldenEar Technology won the prestigious CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award for their release of the Triton Reference tower speaker.  To expand upon their innovative speaker design GoldenEar announced the introduction of the new Triton One.R. This extraordinary new reference quality loudspeaker is a smaller, less expensive follow up to the Triton Reference. The Triton Reference has had a remarkable response in the marketplace from both music and hifi enthusiasts alike.    

The goal of the Triton One.R project was to bring the advanced technology, luxurious cosmetics and state-of-the-art performance of the flagship Triton Reference into a more compact and less expensive speaker.Read the full article

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Mark Levinson Unveils New 5000 Series Integrated Amps

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Mark Levinson is a legendary audio brand with a strong foothold in the luxury audio market. When you buy a Mark Levinson product, you’re paying not only for high-quality engineering, but also for robust build quality and sumptuous finishes, with everything designed and manufactured here in the United States. These are desirable traits to be sure, but they’ll cost you. The least expensive preamp and power amp combination currently on offer from the company will set you back $23,000. Budget-minded millionaires might opt instead for an integrated amp, such as the № 585.5, which sells for “just” $16,000.… Read the full article

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Triad's Onwall Customizable Passive Soundbars – One Box LCR Solutions

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

We see a LOT of speakers come through our doors here at Audioholics and in a world of cookie cutter products, Triad is one of the few companies designing and manufacturing a comprehensive line of high-end loudspeakers for discriminating audiophiles with particular architectural designs and color schemes. Triad’s factory support for custom installers is legendary, and to make sure that their products are sounding their best, they only sell through the custom installer channel.

We don’t look at our products as commodities, but rather as individual unique solutions to the problem of seamlessly integrating high-quality sound into a sophisticated living environment.Read the full article

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RBH SVTR Tower Reference Speaker Review

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

RBH SVTR Tower Reference Speaker Introduction

How many enthusiasts have dreamt about taking a reference-grade monitor speaker and slapping it on a reference-grade subwoofer to create the ultimate tower speaker? Consider that dream come true. RBH’s awe-inspiring SVTR Tower Speaker is here.

The SVTR Tower Speaker is part of RBH’s Signature SV Reference Series. The complete SVTR Tower Speaker combines RBH’s massive SV-831R monitor and anvil-like SV-1212NR subwoofer into a monolithic speaker standing 61.5-inches tall by 14.5-inches wide by 21-inches deep (sans grilles). … Read the full article

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Dynaudio Launches Updated High-End ‘Confidence’ Speakers

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Dynaudio Confidence speakersAt last year’s Munich High-End show, Danish loudspeaker specialist Dynaudio announced its $3,000 Special Forty bookshelf speaker, which has received praise both for its sound and for its gorgeous wood finishes. At this year’s show, the company aimed quite a bit higher, previewing its newly revised Confidence range. Originally launched in the 1990s, the Confidence series now sits below the brand’s mega-expensive flagship Evidence models, but Dynaudio calls the new Confidence speakers “the most advanced passive loudspeaker range in Dynaudio history.” The new speakers were given their official North American debut at the recent CEDIA Expo in San Diego, where Dynaudio product manager Otto Jørgensen showed them off with pride.… Read the full article

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2018 Audioholics Christmas Gift Guide

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Here is our 2018 Audioholics AV electronics Christmas Gift Guide of AV goodies that will bring you and your loved ones audio joy and holiday cheer. We selected an assortment of products ranging from AV receivers, powered subwoofers, wireless speakers, and 4K streaming devices that will keep you entertained or secluded away from family get-togethers. 

Note: Pay special attention to the limited time special pricing on some of the products on this list.

11.2CH 4K Atmos AV Receiver: Onkyo TX-RZ730

MSRP: $999 (special price $799) | Buy Now

Onkyo is dropping the gauntlet this year offering the most AVR per dollar we’ve seen for under $1k.… Read the full article

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Trump’s Tariffs Are Bad for the Audio Business

By | November 20th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

In the game of global economics, Donald Trump sees himself as a formidable player — one to be respected, and even feared. On Friday, November 2nd, the president tweeted a photo of himself with the words “Sanctions Are Coming” appearing in a font conspicuously similar to the one used in HBO’s Game of Thrones. The tweet was a play on that show’s ominous tagline “Winter is coming,” and was posted shortly after Trump administration officials announced the reimposition of economic sanctions on Iran.… Read the full article

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SVS 3000 Series Subwoofers Offer Flagship Features Starting at $1k

By | November 19th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Ever since SVS discosb-3000_pg_hero_w_re.jpgntinued their ‘12-Plus’ series of subwoofers, there has existed a fairly wide price gap between their ‘2000’ series subs which ranged from $700 to $800 and their ‘4000’ series subs which ranged from $1500 to $2000. SVS is now filling that gap with the unsurprisingly named ‘3000’ series which, of course, specs between the 2000 series subs and 4000 series subs. The 3000 series prices range from $1000 to $1400 which completes SVS’s spread of options for sub shoppers from $500 to $2500.… Read the full article

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